15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Tampere
— 3 nights
2
Pori
— 1 night
3
Turku
— 3 nights
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
5
Oulu
— 1 night
6
Savonlinna
— 1 night
7
Helsinki
— 4 nights

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hatanpaa Arboretum and Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vapriikin Museokeskus and Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing. Step out of Tampere to go to Ylojarvi and see Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, which is approximately 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, laugh and play at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and make a trip to Nasinneula Tower.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tampere tour itinerary maker.

Milan, Italy to Tampere is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of car, train, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Milan in August, things will get slightly colder in Tampere: highs are around 23°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 13th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, stroll through Yyteri Beach, then stroll around Kirjurinluoto, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Pori travel planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) ©
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko)

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nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Turku Castle and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Rauma and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Venture out of the city with trips to Rauma (Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum & The Church of the Holy Cross). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, and examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rauma, Naantali Old Town
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Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

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night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 17th (Mon), stroll around Lilla holmen, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, and finally see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mariehamn trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. August in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Kastelholm Castle
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 18th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Kauppahalli, enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Cathedral, then take a spin around town with Outdoors Oulu Oy, and finally stroll around Hupisaaret Park.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Oulu trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Oulu takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August in Oulu, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Outdoors Oulu Oy ©
Outdoors Oulu Oy
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park

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night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 19th (Wed), examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna travel route planner.

You can fly from Oulu to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

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nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and The National Museum of Finland. Do some cultural sightseeing at Temppeliaukio Church and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, pause for some photo ops at Haaksirikkoiset, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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